New International Version
I will show you compassion so that he will have compassion on you and restore you to your land.'
King James Bible
And I will shew mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.
Darby Bible Translation
And I will grant mercies to you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.
World English Bible
I will grant you mercy, that he may have mercy on you, and cause you to return to your own land.
Young's Literal Translation
And I give to you mercies, and he hath pitied you, and caused you to turn back unto your own ground.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For I repent me of the evil - The meaning is, As I have punished you only because you continued to be rebellious, I will arrest this punishment as soon as you become obedient to my word. You need not fear the king of Babylon if you have me for your helper; and I will so show mercy to you that he shall see it, and cease from afflicting you, as he shall see that I am on your side.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryJeremiah, a Lesson for the Disappointed.
"Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord."--Jeremiah i. 8. The Prophets were ever ungratefully treated by the Israelites, they were resisted, their warnings neglected, their good services forgotten. But there was this difference between the earlier and the later Prophets; the earlier lived and died in honour among their people,--in outward honour; though hated and thwarted by the wicked, they were exalted to high places, and ruled in the congregation. …
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII
Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man." I was cupbearer to the king.
He caused all who held them captive to show them mercy.
When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone's way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.
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